In this article we will give you our best listing of COVID-19 resources for small business owners. Many entrepreneurs have seen a complete disruption in business.  Revenues have come to a complete halt for so many.  It does not have to be the end of the world. For those who work from home, make sure you have unlimited internet so you never have problems contacting your clients and while you’re at it you can always consider getting commercial insurance for some extra precaution. For those who struggle to keep their finances organized, try contacting continuity merchant account services for professional assistance.

The government recently approved a historic $2 Trillion Stimulus package with many options for small business owners.  The package included a lot of relief to help entrepreneurs to keep the lights on.  This post has some useful links that could help you during this difficult time.

COVID-19 Resources for Small Business Owners

SBA Coronavirus Pandemic Disaster Loans Comparison

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/12xv4xcsg_9xoVeEE_Y1j2sicNbCvl2GAVinSowU2zgg/edit?usp=sharing

Facebook Grants

https://www.facebook.com/business/grants

Paycheck Protection Program:

https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/paycheck-protection-program-ppp

Inc. Magazine Everything You Need to Know to Get Your Business Loan Forgiven: 

https://www.inc.com/graham-winfrey/sba-loan-forgiveness-how-to-convert-loans-to-grants.html

Canva Pro  – FREE for 30 Days

https://www.canva.com/q/pro/

Peloton – Membership Fee Waiver

https://peloton.tfaforms.net/4646718?utm_campaign=RET_US_20_MAR_LETTER_FROM_JOHN&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Eloqua

MOZ Course Deal

https://moz.com/blog/moz-academy-free

Business Comeback Bundle

https://chaseyourdreams.kartra.com/page/Bkl70

Smart From Scratch: How to Find a Winning Business Idea & Land Your First Customer (Course) – FREE (Pat Flynn)

https://courses.smartpassiveincome.com/p/smart-from-scratch

Penny Appeal Grant (Funds)

https://pennyappealusa.org/grants/covid-19-financial-hardship-grant

Thrive Market (Food)

https://thrivemarket.com/blog/announcing-the-thrive-market-covid-19-relief-fund

Freelancers Union

https://www.freelancersunion.org/resources/freelancers-relief-fund/?utm_source=Freelancers+Union+List&utm_campaign=b5f1a22149-Freelancers-Relief-Fund-email-3-26-2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_de7ca13e56-b5f1a22149-106842837&mc_cid=b5f1a22149&mc_eid=3c43b236b3

Planoly Two Grants

https://pages.planoly.com/atx-small-business-relief-grant?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter+208&utm_content=Design+Change

SBA COVID-19 Grant/Loan Resources

https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources

Verizon (Waiving Late Fees)

https://www.verizon.com/support/covid-19-faqs/

ATT (Will not suspend service, but you must pay your bill)

https://about.att.com/pages/COVID-19.html

Yelp ($25 million in relief for Restaurant Owners)

https://blog.yelp.com/2020/03/yelp-covid-19-response-and-support-for-local-businesses

GoFundMe Matching Fund

https://www.gofundme.com/c/small-business-relief-initiative-and-fund-faqs

Wellness Relief Fund (Wellness instructors, etc.)

https://www.reclamationventures.co/apply/relief-fund

WE NYC Credit

https://we.nyc/we-fund/we-fund-credit/

NYC Small Business Continuity Loan Fund

https://www1.nyc.gov/site/sbs/businesses/covid19-business-outreach.page

Financial Assistance by State

https://www.zenefits.com/workest/the-big-list-of-covid-19-financial-assistance-programs-for-small-businesses-by-state/

Chase Bank Government Paycheck Protection Program Application

https://recovery.chase.com/contingency-plan?jp_aid_a=62236&jp_aid_p=bizbankhome_3/hero

Skillshare Free for 2 months

https://join.skillshare.com/jan2020-general/

Mirksy + Morgan Micro Grants for Black Women

https://www.mirskyandmorgan.com/application

LinkedIn COVID Courses

https://learning.linkedin.com/blog/linkedin-learning-resources/free-linkedin-learning-resources-to-help-you-navigate-the-impact

Sistah Biz Loan Fund

https://www.sistah.biz/loan-fund/

Geico Insurance Rebate

https://www.geico.com/about/coronavirus/

Allstate Insurance Rebate

https://www.allstate.com/covid.aspx?intcid=/home/home.aspx|hero|LearnMore|Covid19200406

Federal Income Tax Filing and Payment Deadline Extension

The federal tax return filing deadline is now July 15, 2020. For tax payments of up to $10 million, the IRS has also extended the deadline for both individuals and businesses to July 15, 2020. Estimated tax payments for 2020 originally due on April 15 will now be due on July 15.

Financial Solutions Now

Financing Solutions, A+ rates by the BBB, provides an unsecured business line of credit for small businesses and nonprofits that is easy, fast and inexpensive. please link to https://financingsolutionsnow.com/

For more on protecting your business during the Coronavirus crisis, please visit here.

How are you protecting your business?  Leave a comment below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


    2 replies to "COVID-19 Resources for Small Business Owners"

    • Stephen Halasnik

      Toni,
      Can you add my company to your article on Covid resources for small business owners and nonprofits?

      Financing Solutions, A+ rates by the BBB, provides an unsecured business line of credit for small businesses and nonprofits that is easy, fast and inexpensive. please link to https://financingsolutionsnow.com/

    • Toni Coleman Brown

      Done Steve!

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